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SCPHRP Bulletin November 2015

SCPHRP Bulletin November 2015

UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence Conference 2015

  • We were delighted to host the 6th annual UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence Conference on 19th & 20th November 2015 in Edinburgh. This year’s conference centered around the theme “collaborating for better public health and wellbeing”.  Here’s a storify summary of the conference UKCRC 2015 Edinburgh 

Managing obesity in men

  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) launched a dissemination centre this year. Part of this is a feature called ‘NIHR Highlights’ which are reviews of NIHR-funded research in important areas, targeted at practitioners, decision makers and patients. The first of these Highlights was on managing obesity in men and focused on the work I’ve been involved in and another high profile study led by Kate Hunt in Glasgow:


 Welcome to “The Evidence Exercise”. A series focusing on the evidence for including physical activity in our lives. We discuss the science and bust some myth..
 The Evidence Exercise – Welcome to Episode One!   
SCPHRP films most of the events we host. You can watch past events on our YouTube Channel.
Visit the YouTube Channel
Ruth Jepson is running a 2 day course on How to Undertake a Systematic ReviewTuesday 15 March 2016 09:30 to 16:30, Edinburgh WTCRF, Education Programme Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh For more information go to How to Undertake a Systematic Review 
Working Age/Adult Life Research Fellow job advert (closing date 15/12/15): Vacancy Ref: 034874
SCPHRP’s vision is to develop Scotland as a leader in public-health intervention research for equitable health improvement through catalysing strong researcher/research-user collaborations that ensure timely, robust, policy relevant research that is created with – and used by – key decision-makers.



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